Annual memberships in the South Bend Area Genealogical Society will expire on December 31, 2016. For uninterrupted access to our Members-Only area and to continue receiving our quarterly newsletter please renew your membership for 2017. To renew your membership, just visit: http://www.sbags.org/join.htm You may pay via PayPal, or print out and mail in your membership… Continue reading It’s Membership Renewal Time!
This time we have a great picture of a cute child in a sailor suit. The card provides lots of clues for us to follow. A quick web search for the company listed on the postcard tells us N. Snellenburg & Co. opened a department store on Market Street in Philadelphia in 1889 advertising “a… Continue reading Philadelphia Sailor Boy – A Photo Mystery
Through the efforts of SBAGS volunteers and archivists, utilizing records held at the Archives of St. Joseph County, Indiana, you can now search the Divorce Records Index of Saint Joseph County, Indiana 1832 – June 1910 found at http://www.sbags.org/divorce.htm There are 54,372 index records in this database. Dates prior to 1910 are obtained from other records… Continue reading St. Joseph County Divorce Records Index 1832 – June 1961
When I found this postcard, I thought I had an easy one. So many clues! No stamp block this time, but even better, a cancelled stamp. The 1 cent Benjamin Franklin (green, profile, with olive branches) was in use from 1908 to 1922. The post mark is not perfect, but we can plainly see the… Continue reading Allan’s Sister is an Only Child – Another Photo Mystery to Solve!
Usually there is not enough information on a photograph to identify the subject, but sometimes, there is too much information. This cabinet card photograph is from the collection of the Mishawaka Library Local History Room. The reverse of the photo includes the photographers name and address, two names (Theresa Tromp, Mrs. H. J. Graham)… Continue reading One Lady, Two Names – A Photo Mystery!
Be sure and RSVP for our German Dinner and “METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING THE GERMAN ORIGINS OF AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS” program presented by Dr. Mike Lacopo! Monday, October 31, 2016 6:00 pm German Dinner, 7:00 pm Program Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 53720 North Ironwood Road $15.00 for dinner and program Dinner will be catered by… Continue reading Don’t Miss our German Dinner and Program with Dr. Mike Lacopo!
You won’t want to miss any of the upcoming SBAGS programs so be sure and mark your calendars with the following dates! All programs will be at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 53720 N. Ironwood, South Bend, IN 46635. Everyone is welcome! Monday, October 31, 6:00 pm– “Identifying German Origins of American Immigrants”… Continue reading Upcoming SBAGS Programs!